by Don Weafer My twin brother once said, “Don’t talk to me about proficiency when I’ve got kids under the desks pretending to be chickens.” I
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by Mark Kostin When I was a graduate student in the early 1990s pursuing an educational leadership and policy degree, I was introduced by my adviser
by Dr. Jennifer Jo L. Dufort Carol Dweck introduced the world to the concept of growth mindset in 2006 with the release of her book, “Mindset.”
As more and more schools across the United States make the transition to proficiency-, competency-, or mastery-based systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting, one question often comes to dominate conversations in community after community: How will mastery-based grades and transcripts impact students when they apply to college? In fact, this question can become so emotionally urgent for some students and families that it can render all other issues—including all the many advantages and benefits of mastery-based learning—effectively invisible.